Last updated: July 18. 2013 2:15PM - 226 Views
Debbie Rolen
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West Virginia State Police received a report of a truck being broken into along WV Route 10 near Chapmanville.

The victim who made the report told officers he saw the man accused of the crime flee from the vehicle.

The officers visited the residence of Jimmy Ray Emery Jr., 37, of Pecks Mill, where they found the vehicle registration and numerous items belonging to the victim.

Emery was placed in custody.

Officers observed two shotgun shells lying next to Emery. After investigating his criminal history, officers learned Emery was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

A baggie of a white, powdery substance represented as cocaine was also lying next to Emery.

Emery is also accused of causing approximately $1,000 in damage to the victim’s vehicle.

Emery is facing charges of breaking and entering auto, petit larceny, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and destruction of property.

Bond was set at $15,000.

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